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Old June 21st 2020, 22:01
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Thank you for posting these!

And after going through your photos, I now understand what some of my friends who had seen them in person were talking about:







Here's the thing, those welds aren't necessarily "bad", but I would be tempted to sandblast the parts to confirm them. I talked it over with a fabricating buddy of mine when I was considering ordering the full front/rear setup (before I bought the red car) and we agreed that we can't reverse engineer the setup for less than they are charging. Even if we have to re-make a couple of their parts, we are far better off both economically and time wise.

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Wow, suspension is one thing, but steering is another. If you question the quality of workmanship, are you going to put your health and wellbeing on the line? Is there a reason why you don't reach out to the builder with your concerns, maybe ask for the questionable part be replaced. You may need pay for shipping, better than a hospital stay
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Wow, suspension is one thing, but steering is another. If you question the quality of workmanship, are you going to put your health and wellbeing on the line? Is there a reason why you don't reach out to the builder with your concerns, maybe ask for the questionable part be replaced. You may need pay for shipping, better than a hospital stay
Well, it's not my kit, but my comments on someone else's kit. I would still be fine purchasing the kit, knowing I may need to make some corrections. For myself, I have more confidence that we (being my motorsport fabrication friends and I) can correct/repair any issues faster and with more confidence then I would have with "sending it back" for fixes.

When you do the math on the time and effort to develop something like this, it's often much faster to improve upon a design already made.
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Thank you for posting these!

And after going through your photos, I now understand what some of my friends who had seen them in person were talking about:

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Here's the thing, those welds aren't necessarily "bad", but I would be tempted to sandblast the parts to confirm them. I talked it over with a fabricating buddy of mine when I was considering ordering the full front/rear setup (before I bought the red car) and we agreed that we can't reverse engineer the setup for less than they are charging. Even if we have to re-make a couple of their parts, we are far better off both economically and time wise.

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Those welds look kinda 'big', doesn't mean they're bad indeed. But I have seen different...
And since suspension is something you have to trust....
This will keep me thinking what to buy in the furure.
I once saw someone make these in aluminium, but i can't find it.
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Old June 22nd 2020, 03:29
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Well, it's not my kit, but my comments on someone else's kit. I would still be fine purchasing the kit, knowing I may need to make some corrections. For myself, I have more confidence that we (being my motorsport fabrication friends and I) can correct/repair any issues faster and with more confidence then I would have with "sending it back" for fixes.

When you do the math on the time and effort to develop something like this, it's often much faster to improve upon a design already made.
Understood, however if something goes wrong, the buyer assumes the responsibility..
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Understood, however if something goes wrong, the buyer assumes the responsibility..
You're buying a major suspension/steering component from Brazil...that completely alters the vehicle from stock. You are absolutely taking on all the responsibility, whether you alter it or not.
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I totally agree and was willing to take the risk - I wont run it if I'm not absolutely confident in the parts. I've chatted with the Imohr crew and they back their work 100% - I'm having them inspected by a structural welder and engineer for safety. Further, if they are found wanting, I will just have them 'rewelded". The remainder of the parts and the quality overall is well worth it.

Appreciate the community looking out for each other!
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